The organisers kindly invited us back to Rowdeford again, to put up a small bonsai display. Naturally, we put up the biggest gazebo we could buy with the club funds our treasurer would allow. So we spent the rest of the day enjoying our double-pitch spread.

The plant sale is a fundraising event for the school, it draws many specialist plant sellers, a few foodie vendors and lots of public. Set in beautiful grounds, we were surrounded by some very old trees. We weren’t the only veterans there. The school building is a delightful old building, and the gardens also contain a walled garden for the pupils to learn in.

Great people, grounds, weather and day. Oh, and I even got a bit of time to fit some pruning in’